Minehead is the gateway to Exmoor which was the first of Britain’s National Parks to gain the Dark Skies reserve status
There are several attractions easily accessible from the pub, The West Somerset Railway is within walking distance as is the Minehead Golf Course which is located at the opposite end of the beach front. You can walk up onto North hill on a path located just along from us at the harbour.
A short distance away is the medieval village of Dunster which has a magnificent castle now looked after by the National Trust and is a great day out for the family.
Bossington and Selworthy are both charming National Trust Villages a short journey away (around 5 miles) and Porlock village and Porlock Weir by the sea are also very popular places to visit.
About the pier
There were four landing stages, tollbooth and, later, a shelter. Steamers called on a regular basis.
The pier was removed in 1940 to allow nearby gun batteries a clear line of sight. Minehead was the only pier to be completely demolished during World War II. The owners, Campbells, were awarded £90,000 compensation. The money was used to improve their steamer fleet.
Minehead Pier 2000 Association was formed in the mid-1990s. They planned a new £5 million pier using millennium funding from the National Lottery. However, the funding application was rejected.
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